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North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar, Rest of the World

Memorial in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar Alexander Thirde RN d. 1909

Location

North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar, Rest of the World

Details

Position: Grave 1490
Vessel: HMS Albemarle

People

Thirde, Alexander
Age: 29
Date of Death: 21/1/1909
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Leading Shipwright
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Son of the late John Third Carpenter Kingston and son of Mrs Horne Burnside Garmouth (or Yarmouth) verse erected by his shipmates.
Recorder: B.D. & G.L. Metherell 1986

St Leonard's Church, Butleigh, Somerset, England

Vault at St Leonard’s Church, Butleigh, Somerset commemorating Captain Alexander Hood RN d. 1798

Location

St Leonard's Church, Butleigh, Somerset, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF ALEXANDER HOOD ESQR, CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY / WHO (WHILST COMMANDING H.M.S. MARS OF 74 GUNS / ON THE NIGHT OF THE 21ST APRIL 1798) / LASHING HIS SHIP TO THE ENEMY / FOUGHT AND CONQUERED, AFTER A DESPERATE ACTION / THE FRENCH SHIP L'HERCULE OF EQUAL FORCE / AND IN THE MOMENT OF VICTORY FELL GLORIOUSLY'

Details

Description: Classical dentilated Doric entablature with triglyphs and carved flowers on the frieze (similar to sarcophagus of Cornelius Lucius Scipio Barbatus).
Type: Vault
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Stone
Vessel: HMS Mars, Hercules

Event

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Hood, Alexander
Age:
Date of Death: 21/4/1798
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Captain Alexander Hood and Sir Alexander Hood are buried in the Periam vault in the churchyard. Their hatchments are in the church. Inscription commemorating Captain Alexander Hood on the South face of the memorial over the vault, his father in law, mother in law and his wife are commemorated on the North face as is Admiral Lord Hood of Avalon, Captain Alexander's son Sir Alexander Hood Bt. is on the East face of the tomb.
Photographer: Anne Michell

St Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England

Memorial at St Mildred’s Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, commemorating Ivor Hunter Terry d. 1920

Location

St Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England

Transcript

'...IVOR HUNTER TERRY 1905-1920 SON OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL C.E. & A.V. TERRY. NAVAL CADET'

Details

Description: Stone kerbs.
Type: Grave
Position: Churchyard

People

Terry, Ivor Hunter
Age:
Date of Death: 1920
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Naval cadet
Organisation:

Extra

Recorder: Patricia Barber 1994

Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Memorial in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating officers and crew of of HMS ‘Vestal’ who died 1844-47

Location

Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Transcript

'This Monument / was erected by / Captain Charles Talbot / the officers and crew of / H.M.S. VESTAL / to the sacred memory of / their departed shipmates / March 1847 / KILLED / John SAXTON A.B. by falling 28 Feb 1844 / John WATSON R.M. in action 19 Aug 1845 / DROWNED / James KETTLE R.M. [?] Canton R. 19 Jan 1846 / John DICCERSON A.B. [?] Canton R. 19 Jan. 1846 / Henry SACKETT A.B. [?] At Sea 2 Sep 1846 / Sam HULLOTT A.B. Died at Sea 1 Apr 1847 / DIED AD 1845 / Edwd LANCEFIELD A.B. 22 Jan / Edwd PRATT Clerk Hong Kong 27 Jan / Wlm TOZER Seaman Hong Kong 31 Jan / Jams. FLEMING Seaman At Sea 16 Feb / Murh. McLEOD Qrmaster At Sea 21 Feb / Jams THOMPSON Capt F.T. Ceylon 6 Mar / Edwd HAWKINS Cap. Cook Ceylon 23 Mar / Thos WALKER 2nd Master Madras 7 Apr / Jams GREGORY Purser Madras 8 Apr / DIED AT HONG KONG / A.D. 1846-47 / Dennis CONOLLY Carp. Mate 13 Jan / William ELDON Seaman 2 Mar / George GREIGG Carp Mate 22 May / Stepn JOYCE Cooper 6 Jul / William McKAY Qrmaster / Robt FEATHERBY Seaman 15 Nov / John ECCLES Seaman 24 Nov / Ben NORMAN Seaman 7 Dec / George WOOD Seaman 14 Jan'

Details

Description: Obelisk on plinth.
Type: Obelisk
Vessel: HMS Vestal

People

Conolly, Dennis
Age:
Date of Death: 13/1/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter's mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Diccerson, John
Age:
Date of Death: 19/1/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Eccles, John
Age:
Date of Death: 24/11/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Eldon, William
Age:
Date of Death: 2/3/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Featherby, Robert
Age:
Date of Death: 15/11/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Fleming, James
Age:
Date of Death: 16/2/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Gregory, James
Age:
Date of Death: 8/4/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Master
Organisation: Royal Navy
Greigg, George
Age:
Date of Death: 22/5/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter's mate
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hawkins, Edward
Age:
Date of Death: 23/3/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain's cook
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hullott, Samuel
Age:
Date of Death: 1/4/1847
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Joyce, Stephen
Age:
Date of Death: 6/7/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Cooper
Organisation: Royal Navy
Kettle, James
Age:
Date of Death: 19/1/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Marines
Lancefield, Edward
Age:
Date of Death: 22/1/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
McKay, William
Age:
Date of Death: 12/11/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy
McLeod, M.
Age:
Date of Death: 21/2/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Quartermaster
Organisation: Royal Navy
Norman, Benjamin
Age:
Date of Death: 7/12/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Pratt, Edward
Age:
Date of Death: 27/1/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Clerk
Organisation: Royal Navy
Sackett, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 2/9/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Saxton, John
Age:
Date of Death: 28/2/1844
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Thompson, James
Age:
Date of Death: 6/3/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain of the Foretop
Organisation: Royal Navy
Tozer, William
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Walker, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 7/4/1845
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Master
Organisation: Royal Navy
Watson, John
Age:
Date of Death: 19/8/1845
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Marines
Wood, George
Age:
Date of Death: 14/1/1846
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Christine Thomas 1985

Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, England

Gravestone at Tynemouth Priory commemorating George Donnison d. 1788

Location

Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, England

Transcript

'Sacred to the Memory of / George DONNISON / of North Shields MARINER / Who was Lost at Sea the 20th of / August 1788 Aged 55 Years / Also MARGARET Widow of / the above George Donnison died / the 20th of October 1803 / Aged 60 years / Also GEORGE son of George & / Margaret Donnison who was / interred in LONDON aged 25 Years / and five of their Children who all died young.'

Details

Description: Carved with flowers.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Sandstone

People

Donnison, George
Age: 55
Date of Death: 20/8/1788
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Mariner
Organisation:

Extra

St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India, Rest of the World

Memorial at St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai, India, commemorating the offices and crew of HEIC steam frigate ‘Cleopatra’ which was lost in a hurricane on 15th April 1847.

Location

St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India, Rest of the World

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of the / Commander, Officers and Ship's Company / of the Hon.ble East India Company's Steam Frigate ‘Cleopatra, / which is supposed to have foundered / in a hurricane off the coast of Malabar, / on the 15th day of April 1847. / There were lost in the Ill-fated Vessel, / J. A. Young, Commander, / Cha. Eden, / Hy. Ralph, / Tho. Lawes, Lieutenants. / J. T. Carr, Assistant Surgeon, / F. Nott, Mate, / I Soady, Midshipman, / T. G. Croad, Clerk in Charge, / W. S. B. Hadley, Captain's Clerk. / Together with a Crew of 142 souls. / This monument is erected by the Officers and Seamen of the Indian Navy, / as a tribute of respect to their lamented colleagues.’

Details

Description: The inscription flanked by tridents and wreaths, trophies on top include, flags and anchor, a shield, sword and gun.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: North wall C88 N14
Materials: White marble
Artists: Bovey
Vessel: HEIC Cleopatra

People

Carr, J. C.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Assistant Surgeon HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Croad, T.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Clerk in charge HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Eden, Charles
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Hadley, W. S. B.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Captain's clerk HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Lawes, Thomas
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Nott, F.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Mate HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Ralph, Henry
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Soady, J.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Young, J.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

Extra

Notes: The Cleopatra was hit by a cyclone off the MalabarCoast en route from Bombay to Singapore. In addition to the crew, the Cleopatra was carrying 100 convicts with their Royal Marine guard.

Bibliography: 'Illustrated London News' (February 1853) p.157.

St Nicholas's Church, Rushbrooke, Suffolk, England

Memorial at St Nicholas’s Church, Rushbrooke, Suffolk commemorating Captain Jermyn Rushbrooke, RN d. 1968

Location

St Nicholas's Church, Rushbrooke, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'JERMYN RUSHBROOKE / CAPTAIN / ROYAL NAVY / 1890-1968'

Details

Type: Cremation marker
Position: North side churchyard
Materials: Nabresina stone

People

Rushbrooke, Jermyn
Age: c. 78
Date of Death: 1968
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Born 5/4/1890. Also tablet inside church. DOSSIER.
Recorder: Lt. Cdr. P.J. Rushbrooke